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Burcombe Without

Burcombe Without is the civil parish that encompasses the village of Burcombe and the hamlet of Ugford with a total population of 160.

Ugford is situated on the A30 on the western boundary of Wilton. It comprises of 11 properties and a farm.

Burcombe is a small village nestled in the beautiful Nadder valley, just four miles west of the cathedral city of Salisbury and a mile west of Wilton. The main part of the village is just off the A30. The entire village lies within the Cranbourne Chase AONB and the downland is SSSI. The farms are tenanted farms of Wilton Estate, Wilton Estate also manage and let the recently developed offices. Burcombe is a pretty village with several pleasant walks, the land alongside the river is in private ownership and there is no public access along the river bank. A walk to the top of the down shows breathtaking views of the surrounding area including Salisbury Cathedral spire.

The village hall is the old village school and sits within its own garden making it a popular venue particularly for childrens parties. The hall has undergone recent refurbishment and now boasts a modern loo block and well equipped kitchen. You will often see people spending their lunch hour in the village hall garden.
The church, located to the north of the A30, closed in 2005 and was sold in 2007, the churchyard is still in use but under the control of Barford and Burcombe PCC. Parishioners now use the church in Barford st Martin, the two brass war memorials which were displayed in Burcombe Church have been returned to the village and are hung in the village hall.

The Ship Inn is the village pub, please check opening times prior to making a visit. There are many businesses in the village following the development of the farm buildings behind the butchers shop, the butchers shop has been established for many years and attracts customers from a wide area. Whilst there is no grocery shop in the village there are shops within a mile at Wilton and Barford, the bus service runs along the A30 but rarely used as most residents have private cars.